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Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.220

Infamous antisemitic children's book, Der Giftpilz [The Poisonous Mushroom or Toadstool] with illustrations by Fips. It was similar to a previous book, Ein Bilderbuch für Gross und Klein (see record 2016.184.220) by the publisher, Stürmer Verlag, a division of the viciously anti-Jewish newspaper, Der Stürmer, owned by Nazi Party stalwart Julius Streicher. The book explains how Jews are like poisonous mushrooms and should be eradicated. Fips was the pen name of Philip Rupprecht, the paper's well known antisemitic cartoonist. Fips and Streicher were arrested by the US Army in May 1945. Fips was tried by a German denazification court and sentenced to six years hard labor. Streicher was tried by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, convicted, and executed per the ruling that his repeated articles calling for the annihilation of the Jewish race were a direct indictment to murder and a crime against humanity. The book is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Der Giftpilz : ein Stürmerbuch für Jung u. Alt : Erzählungen
publication:  1938
publication: Nuremberg (Germany)
manufacture: Leipzig (Germany)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2023-09-15 09:25:31
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